There's a pervasive sameness to movies these days. Sure there are pockets of exception: festivals and awards season. Summer is starting earlier and earlier. May is not even over and we've already had three comic book movies, with a fourth opening next week. In such a climate, live theater offers an increasingly attractive alternative. And given that more and more movie theaters are raising prices and studios are needlessly rendering two-star action movies into 3D in order to charge a premium, the cost differential isn't always that great.